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Fluid behing the retina
After having cataract surgery, my husband was diagnosed with fluid behind the retina.  He was given two kinds of drps to use for six weeks.  The doctor also said he should see a difference in three weeks.  What caused the fluid behind the retina?   Is this the proper treatment?
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He might have cystoid macular edema (CME), which is caused by chemical mediators in the eye called prostaglandins, which are released during eye surgery.  The risk of CME is higher in diabetics, people who developed CME in the other eye, those with an epiretinal membrane, and other eye conditions.  The 2 drops are probably a steroid, such as Pred Forte (Prednisolone Acetate), and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drop (NSAID) such as Prolensa (Bromfenac) Acular (Ketorolac), or Nevanac (nepafenac).  This is the recommended treatment for CME, and should be continued until there is OCT evidence of improvement in the CME, and then the drops can be tapered.
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